April 18, 2024

Nvidia has finally confirmed the specs for its highly anticipated $379 GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card.The card will feature the same GP104 GPU that powers the flagship GTX 1080 with a bit of less premium features that powers the GTX 1080 in a friendly budget.


The graphics card will also feature 1920 CUDA cores, a slightly lower boost clock of 1.6Ghz and a more lean TDP of 150W. Nvidia Also states that the GTX 1070 will be faster than the company’s previous flagship’s, the GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti.

The GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition – reference design – will launch on June 10 for $449. Custom cooled and factory overclocked GTX 1070 from Nvidia’s partners will launch soon afterwards for $379.

GTX 1070 Coming In Hot with Most Of The Performance Of The GTX 1080 At HALF The Price

If you guy’s be a gamer or hardware enthusiast, have been paying a very close attention at the gpu market lately then you must not be surprised at what this powerful budget card packs. The cut back versions of any graphics chip deliver a huge chunk of the performance of their higher-end counterparts at a fraction of the cost and are alway’s the better buy.

We’ve seen it happen with Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti & Titan X, with the 970 & 980, with the 780 Ti and Titan, with the GTX 670 and the 680. And again the exact same trend on AMD’s side of things . The R9 390 offered 90% of the performance delivered by the 390X for a fraction of the cost. We’ve seen it with the 290 and 290X, 7950 and 7970 and the trend goes back more than a decade. In every one of those examples the cut back version of the very same chip delivers most of its counterpart’s performance at a much lower price point.

This is the main reason why gamer’s always go with the second fastest graphic’s card in the lineup. You just get a lot more for your money. The price to performance ratio always stays more here in the cut back version and its always the smarter choice for gamer’s.

The GTX 1070 is definitely not an exception. If you’re a gamer that’s looking to upgrade to a new higher resolution monitor or just want more performance for any number of good reasons then the GTX 1070 will be the Pascal card you’ll want to get.


One of the new exciting features that Nvidia is debuting with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 is GPU Boost 3.0.


The frequency curve is now dynamic and follows per voltage points as opposed to a fixed margin. The result is higher clock speeds and better voltage utilization which translates to superior performance per watt. And what it means is that while the GTX 1080’s boost clock is rated at around 1.7Ghz the card will on average boost to nearly 1.9Ghz. And the GTX 1070 will be no different, despite its lower boost clock of 1.6Ghz we should see a similar 200mhz uplift in average clocks while gaming.


The GTX 1080 and 1070 can drive resolutions of up to 7860×4320 at 60Hz and 8K decode at 30Hz. That’s 8K folks!

The cards are also capable of up to 4K 60Hz encode and 4K 120Hz decode.


The cards also finally, a first for any GeForce products, support 10-bit per color channel. Something that the Radeon counterparts had for years. So if you have a color rich 10-bit per channel monitor you’ll finally be able to enjoy it on GeForce. Blacks will be absolutely black, reds greens and blues incredibly more accurate. This includes support for upcoming High Dynamic Range monitors as well.


Simultaneous Multi-Projection

Simultaneous Multi-Projection is a VR specific feature that improves performance by eliminating the need to render what the user can’t see and only spend energy on what the user can actually see.

The Oculus Rift outputs a total of 4.2 megapixels not all of which are actually useful to the user, nor do all of them form part of the visible scene. SMP can eliminate up 1.4 megapixels, rendering only 2.8 megapixels in total, significantly improving performance.

MP also cuts Geometry render times by half.  SMP is not a Pascal specific feature as it’s done more in software, but according to Nvidia a new sub-segment inside the PolyMorph 4.0 engine has been built specifically to improve Pascal’s SMP capability.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition is coming out on June 10. Expect reviews and benchmarks to surface before then anyways. AMD is also expected to launch its competing Radeon 400 series Polaris graphics cards on June 1st.

Do let us know in the comments below on what you think about the GTX 1070 and if you are planning on buying it.